Entertainment Law Initiative Writing Competition

The GRAMMY Foundation is sponsoring the 14th Annual Entertainment Law Initiative Writing Competition.

The GRAMMY Foundation, in concert with some of the nation’s most prominent entertainment attorneys, established the Entertainment Law Initiative (“ELI”) in 1998 to promote discussion and debate about the most compelling legal issues facing the music industry today. The initiative also endeavors to promote future careers in entertainment law by seeking out the nation’s top law students and giving them invaluable networking and educational opportunities.

The Entertainment Law Initiative Writing Competition invites law students to write a 3,000-word paper on a compelling legal topic facing the music industry today. The contest culminates with the winning student authors presenting their essays at the prestigious ELI luncheon.


  • First PlaceWinner Receives $5,000
  • Four Second PlaceWinners Receive $1,500

All Winners Receive:

  • One GRAMMY® Awards Show Ticket
  • Round-Trip Ticket to the GRAMMY Awards
  • Hotel Accommodations
  • Ticket to MusiCares® Person of the Year Dinner

 Important Dates:

January 2, 2012: Paper Submission Deadline

February 3, 2012: Winners Announced

February 10, 2012: Scholarship Luncheon,Los Angeles

For more information, please visit the contest website.